By Francis Russell
"The writer has completed the close to impossible…a must-squeeze-into-hand-baggage or the again pack."—House and Garden
"A minor classic."—The instances Literary Supplement
This own, and beautifully well-informed, number of the main lucrative cities, towns, villages, and person monuments in Italy is the definitive guidebook for the discerning vacationer. the writer has been traveling Italy, for examine, for paintings, and for excitement, for over fifty years, and is definitely the right spouse should you need to know approximately greater than the most obvious attractions.
As good as comprehensively protecting the best attractions within the significant vacationer facilities of Rome, Florence, Venice, and in different places, Francis Russell discusses and describes the missed, or little-known, masterpieces which are nonetheless to be came across the size and breadth of the Italian peninsula. In a booklet that would train and astonish the professional as absolutely because it will advisor and tell the first-time customer, the writer chooses and explores palaces and gardens, urban squares and lonely church buildings, frescoes and altarpieces, nice museums and tiny ruins that jointly offer a richly textured portrait of a rustic the place the background and styles of civilization lie extra thickly than wherever else on earth.
This ebook will immeasurably improve and improve the visitor's event of the main visited state on this planet, by way of advantage of its sensitivity, its knowledge, and its deep wisdom, and by way of its vibrant, eloquent, and enjoyable exposition.
About the Author:
Francis Russell used to be trained at Oxford and has traveled in Italy for over fifty years. he's at present Deputy Chairman of Christie's, focusing on outdated grasp work, and has written a number of books, articles and studies on, quite often, Italian matters. Russell is additionally the writer of locations in Turkey and areas in Syria.
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101 Places in Italy: A Private Grand Tour: 1001 Unforgettable Works of Art by Francis Russell